Logistics Specialist First Class (Surface Warfare/Air Warfare) Sarah E. Longoria of NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center (FLC) Bahrain is the 2016 NAVSUP Sailor of the Year. She is being recognized for demonstrating exceptional leadership skills and keen technical expertise.
As noted in the submission package from her command, “Petty Officer Longoria is leading, mentoring, and developing our Sailors in her demanding assignment. Her ability to motivate the diverse workforce consisting of Sailors, civilians, and foreign nationals providing service and support to all ships deployed to the Fifth Fleet area of responsibility has been phenomenal.”
Petty Officer Longoria’s team excelled in logistics support to all types of vessels within Bahrain, Dubai, and Oman, including U.S. and foreign carrier strike groups. Despite challenging timelines and unexpected mission changes, her team remained vigilant and provided the utmost in quality customer service.
Petty Officer Longoria, a native of Glendale, Arizona, enlisted in the Navy as a Storekeeper (SK) in 2004. After completing SK ‘A’ School, she was assigned to the USS Enterprise (CVN 65), Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, the USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), and Fleet Maintenance Submarine, Portsmouth, Virginia. Since July 2014, she has served at NAVSUP FLC Bahrain as the transportation officer, material handling equipment program manager, and Logistics Support Center leading petty officer. In 2015 and 2016, she was selected as the Senior Sailor of the Year in Bahrain. Her educational achievements include a bachelor’s degree in Humanities with a minor in philosophy from the University of Maryland University College, and an associate’s degree in liberal arts from Chaminade University.
Additional Sailor of the Year Recipients:
CS1 (SW/AW) James Frazier
USS Wasp (LHD 1)
CS1 (SW) Magalie Shaw
LCS Crew 110
LS1 (SW/EXW) Amber Wilson
NSTC/RTC Great Lakes